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#1 electkma97

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 11:47 AM

did a search and found serveral firewalls on my computer, how many do actually need and how do remove them

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 11:49 AM

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You should be able to remove them if they are installed either by going to Start > All Programs > then finding the name of the program and look for an "Uninstall" feature....or you can remove them from the control panel.

Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, then look for the name of the program and click "Remove"


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#3 electkma97

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:16 PM

thanks, see that i entered the wrong forum,but i am stupid when it comes to computers . i went to start,search, firewalls under files and folders, and seams like 15-16 different ones were listed.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:23 PM

I doubt that your computer has fifteen different firewalls, so you may be looking at something different. There is, to begin with, no problem of conflicts if you have several firewall applications on your hard drive, AS LONG AS only ONE is working or turned on. The immediate question then becomes which of these is turned on.
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:46 PM

okay so how do i find out which one is on

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:57 PM

You can open task manager and find the process tab, but the application names are often very confusing. I suggest that you download, install, and run Process Explorer (it's free), which will provide more information in identifying the applications running:

You can find a link in the Utilities section of this pinned post:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

If you are unsure about any of the entries, reply with the exact entry as shown on Process Explorer.
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